A Prayer for Kenya by a Sister of Stephen

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Al-Jazeera
(Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
(Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College in which 148 people were killed.

“Kenyan cities will run red with blood,” said al-Shabab according to the SITE intelligence monitoring group.

Collins Wetangula told the Associated Press that when the militants stormed his dorm, he could hear them demanding if residents were Muslim or Christian.

“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die”

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group said their gunmen were holding Christian hostages inside the complex in revenge for Nairobi’s troops fighting in Somalia the group’s spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told AFP news agency  “When our men arrived, they released some people, the Muslims, and it is them that alerted the government. We are holding the others hostage,” he said, adding those seized were Christians.

An eyewitness of the attack spoke of three female students he saw executed as they begged for mercy. Reuben Mwavita, a 21-year-old student, said the three were kneeling in front of the gunmen, praying for help.

“The mistake they made was to say ‘Jesus, please save us’, because that is when they were immediately shot,” Mwavita told the Reuters news agency.

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(CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

There hasn’t been an attack this deadly since the 1988 U.S. embassy bombing in Nairobi, in which 213 people lost their lives.

Please pray for:

  • the terror attacks to cause more Kenyans to
    • “call on the name of the Lord and be saved.“(Rom. 10:13)
  • comfort and healing for the victims and peace for the mourners
    • “The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.” (Job 5:11)
  • One Kenyan sister writes: ” Thanks for your prayers for my country. It is good to know that there are other Christians with us. One almost feels an abandonment once the news if off the media spotlight. To your prayers, I would ask for wisdom for our leaders on how to tackle this evil.”
    • “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made…for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,” 1Tim 2:1-3
    • “In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.”
 Pr. 21:1
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